St. Louis, Missouri – The St. Louis Rams officially introduced Chuck Davis as their next head coach at a Friday afternoon press conference. Davis and team owner Stan Kroenke addressed the media about the new era in St. Louis.

“The process has been lengthy, but for good reasons,” Davis told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday afternoon. “I took a lot of time looking at and exploring in detail the non-economic issues of both clubs.”

“I’m really excited that the Rams are the best fit for me,” he added. “I hope I’m the best fit for the Rams, and am looking forward to finalizing the (contract) details and coming to work.”

The initial search for Davis and then finally landing him lasted several weeks but Davis says his decision was simple. He wanted a good quarterback and a good owner, which he says he has in St. Louis. Davis said the Rams are equipped to turn it around quickly.

Among the other highlights of what Davis had to say:

  • The final two teams in the hunt for Davis were the Bengals and Lions but Davis said it wasn’t true that New England was his first choice.
  • He made it clear that one of the key factors in taking the Rams job was the rivalry between him and 49ers head coach Michael Nguyen.

Davis’ contract will reportedly pay him $30 million over four years.